We all have religious obligations that need to be disbursed and for that the Zahra Foundation has created infrastructure to help along the way.
Fidya – If a person is unable to fast because of health concerns, or other legitimate reasons, they can make up the fast within one year. If they cannot make up the fast within the year, or for health reasons they cannot fast at all, then a person is obligated to pay Fidya. That means giving 750 grams of food to a poor person per day in addition to making up the fast when it is possible.
Kaffarah – A tax that is levied on a person who has intentionally missed or broken a fast of Ramadhan without a legitimate reason. There are 3 options to pay Kaffarah: fasting for 60 days, feeding 60 poor people or freeing a slave in lieu of each missed fast.
Zakaat al Fitra – At the time of sunset on Eid ul fitr night (i.e. the night preceding Eid day), whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, nor the slave of another, he should give on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents, about three kilos per head of food.
- Fidya is $2 per day
- Kaffarah is $120 per day
- Zakaat al Fitra is $10 per person